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We will file a lawsuit with the request for payment order with the competent court in the Slovak Republic or an application for a European Order for Payment with the competent court in the debtor's country. Should an opposition against the EPO be filed, we will arrange representation through a qualified local lawyer. 

We will draft the contract to transfer immovable property, handle the possible comments of the counter-party, authorize the contract and register the transfer in the Land Register. Professionally and within a reasonable term of time. 

We will draft contracts, incorporate any reservations and comments of the counter-party, and register the transfer in the Business Register. Professionally and within a reasonable term of time.

We will accept the mandate for legal representation of your company in any commercial case and subsequently, we will file your claim or defend your case in courts of Slovak Republic.

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BERNÍK & partneri
Our services

Legal services

We will take complex care of all legal aspects of your Slovak corporation's lifecycle, including establishment of a company, organization of shareholders´ meetings, handling the agenda of corporate bodies, arranging transfers of shares, adjustments of registered capital, organizing issue and subscription of shares, administration of company's record in the Slovak Business Register, arranging for a liquidation of the company etc. Upon request, we will draft the relevant documentation in English or bilingually.

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We have a rich experience in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts, especially contracts on sale of goods, master supply agreements, general terms of sale / purchase, both in domestic (Slovakia) as well as cross-border business. Our language capabilies include English and Slovak for drafting and English, Slovak, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Czech for reviewing. We have assisted in numerous complicated transactions with immovable property, including transfers of ownership, establishment of lien, seasement, immovable property as contribution to the company´s registered capital, settlement of co-ownership etc.

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We have represented our clients in numerous commercial disputes of various nature, especially in the cases dealing with liability established under commercial contracts.

We will represent your company in negotiations with the counter-party and, after all possibilities of an amicable settlement have been exhausted, we will enforce your claim or defend your case in litigation before general courts of Slovak Republic or arbitral tribunals. If a dispute of trans-border character requires representation before general courts outside of Slovakia, we will arrange for representation through a qualified lawyer in a target country and subsequently we will represent your interests vis-a-vis such a lawyer during the proceedings.

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Main areas of our expertise

International sale of goods

We have reviewed or drafted hundreds of contracts for the international sale of goods and related documents.

We will design the optimal legal framework whether you are selling or buying goods, and we will review, identify risks and prepare counter-offers to the offers submitted by your contractual partners. If necessary, we can take part in the negotiations to discuss the problematic points.

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International transport and forwarding

We have a rich experience in legal issues related to transport and forwarding of goods, mostly of a trans-border character.

We will either draft or review transport and forwarding contracts, collect your receivables or represent your company in disputes arising out of transport / forwarding contracts, such as those regarding liability for loss, damage or delay of delivery, etc.

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Corporate law & Business Register

We consider ourselves experts on Slovak corporate law and issues related to the Slovak Business Register.

We have assisted in hundreds of corporate transactions,  such as company establishment, transfers of shares, mergers & acquisitions, liquidations, modifications of registered capital, bankruptcies etc., often with a trans-border element.

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Real estate law

We have assisted in numerous complicated transactions concerning immovable property, including transfers of ownership, establishment of lien, easement etc.

We have established cooperation with professionals such as geodesists, valuation experts etc. We will help you settle any issue related to immovable property on the territory of Slovak Republic.

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Debt collection in Slovakia and abroad

We have successfully collected hundreds of B2B claims of our clients in Slovakia as well as abroad.

We will sue your debtor in Slovak courts and arrange legal enforcement of the judgement by the competent Slovak authorities. In case of debtors from other European Union countries, we will file an application for European payment order and in cases of debtors from outside the European Union we will arrange for representation of your company by a qualified lawyer in the debtor's country .

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Bankruptcy and restructuring procedure

We have a rich experience with insolvency proceedings in Slovakia as well as in other European countries, especially the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.

We will represent your company as creditor in bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings in the Slovak Republic and in any disputes resulting therefrom. In case of bankruptcy or similar proceedings abroad, including disputes resulting therefrom, we will arrange for representation of your company by a qualified lawyer in the target country.

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Selected services

Company establishment

We will draft company´s establishing documents, incorporate any possible comments or reservations of the parties concerned, acquire required licenses and consents and register the company in the Slovak Business Register.

Transfer of business share in a company

We will draft contracts, incorporate any possible comments of the counter-parties and register the transfer in the Slovak Business Register.

Register of Public Sector Partners

We will register your company in the Slovak Register of Public Sector Partners.

European Payment Order

We will file an application for European Order for Payment on behalf of your company with the competent court. Should a notice of opposition be lodged against the EPO issued by a foreign court be filed, we will arrange representation through a qualified local lawyer.

Transfer of real estate

We will draft a contract to transfer immovable property, incorporate any comments of the counter-party, authorize the contract and register the transfer in the Slovak Land Register.

Representation in courts of Slovak Republic

We will accept the mandate for legal representation of your company in any commercial case and subsequently, we will file your claim or defend your case in courts of Slovak Republic.